Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I RESERVE A PUPPY?
After your application is submitted we will send you an email to let you know if it was approved. You'll be given the option to place a $500 nonrefundable deposit. The deposit will secure your reservation on our master list.
Once we receive your deposit, your name will be placed at the bottom of the master list. After a litter is born, families at the top of the list will have 24 hours to decide and commit if they want to be on that specific litter list or wait for the next available litter. If you decide to wait for the next litter your name will continue to move up on the list. We will move down the list in the order of deposits placed.
Selection is based on the order of deposits placed. Puppy selection begins when the pups are seven weeks old. The person on the top of the list will make their selection, and the next person will proceed.
We temperament test each puppy following the Badass Breeder service and therapy evaluations. You will get a video/pictures of each puppy, as well as the puppy evaluation assessment. Once you have selected your pup the remaining balance is due and we will organize and plan for the puppy’s departure (gotcha) day.
We try to highlight the pups often via Instagram stories to show you their growth and development. We’ll do our best to describe them so that you can get to know them as intimately as possible and hopefully by the time selection rolls around you’ll have a couple favorites picked out. You're welcome to visit the puppies in person, or we can FaceTime to help with the selection process.
PUPPY PICK UP
We have a few different options for transportation. You're welcome to pick up your puppy from our home. We’re located in Huntsville, UTAH. If you would like to fly into the Salt Lake City international airport, we’re happy to meet you there. We also have a few flight nanny recommendations if you would like your puppy delivered.
DO YOU OFFER BOARDING?
Puppies are ready to go home by 8 weeks. We do our best to work with different schedules and try to be accommodating to individual needs. If you cannot pick up your puppy the week of puppy pick up, we offer a boarding program for puppies that need to stay with us past 8 weeks. Cost to board your puppy is $50/day for up to 2 weeks. During this time we will continue to work on potty training, kennel training, and socialization. Please note that we aren't always able to keep puppies past 8 weeks.
WILL MY PUPPY RECEIVE THEIR FIRST SET OF SHOTS?
Your pup will be examined by our veterinarian and receive its first round of vaccinations before going home. The vaccination includes the following vaccines: distemper, parainfluenza,parvovirus, CAV-2. After your pup has received the 2nd set at 12 weeks and the 3rd set at 16 weeks it will be fully vaccinated.
*Rabies & boosters will be given after 6-12 months old.
The puppies will be dewormed at 3, 5, and 8 weeks.
We provide a one year health guarantee against any life threatening congenital disease or defects. All of our puppies are sold on a strict spay/neuter contract. We do not send our puppies home with full or limited registration papers. After you have selected your puppy we will send you our sales contract via DocuSign. A signed, printed copy will be sent home with your puppy.
WHAT WILL MY PUPPY COME WITH?
Each puppy will go home with a binder that will include all health records (vaccination and deworming schedule), signed sales contract, tips and tricks, a plush toy, a blanket with mother/sibling's scent, a bone, treats, and a small bag of puppy kibble.
We plan to feed the pups Life’s Abundance's Large Breed Puppy Food and will start them on Nuvet nutritional supplements at 4 weeks old. Excellent & highly dense nutritious food is paramount to a long and healthy life for your pup.
Beginning day 1 plan to give your pup "NuVet Plus' it's the best nutritional supplement for young canines; perfectly balanced to provide the most effective fundamental and essential ingredients that can help defend your new puppy from toxins and nutritional deficiencies.
During the first year of your puppy's life, he is growing at an astoundingly fast rate. Bones and skeletal growth need fortification at this important time. This hip and joint supplement can help dogs of all ages by promoting optimal bone and joint health.
ARE YOUR DOGS HEALTH TESTED?
Ensuring the health and well-being of all our puppies is our top priority. We only breed with the best of the best top quality, fully health tested males and females. Our puppies are bred explicitly for superior intelligence, exceptional temperaments and an eagerness to please. We strive to produce healthy, long-living companions with amazing temperaments.
All of our dogs are DNA tested and they have their OFA hips, elbows, heart, and eyes.
Our Goldens are sold as pets only for $4500-$5000. A $500 desposit secures your spot on the the master list. The remaining balance is due once you have selected your puppy. We accept Venmo, Zelle or Cash. If you're picking up your puppy in person, cash is preferred.
DO YOU FOLLOW A PUPPY CURRICULUM?
We believe the perfect dog starts with work done by the breeder. By using correct breeding principles and incorporating some of the best programs and methods, such as the Puppy Culture & The Bad Ass Breeder. Our puppies are raised and trained in our home, where they are exposed to everyday noises and life. Puppy development is our main priority, we will practice daily: socialization, desensitization work, nerve strength, startle recovery, constant and gentle handling, exposure activities - which involve new smells, sounds, textures. We start litter box and crate training from a very young age to make potty training a breeze. These are all very important, fundamental steps to ensure your puppy has the best possible start in life.